Friday, May 13, 2016

Great Sand Dunes

We also visited Great Sand Dunes. The sand pile is huge. You don't really get a concept of how huge from the pics unless a person is in the picture. Susan is the little figure in the middle of this panorama.

I thought the footprint cross was cool.

The dark iron deposits looks cool on the tops of some of drifts.

There's a weird optical illusion happening in this frame. The footprint was actually inset instead of the way it looks here.

Now we're tired. I kind of wish we had a vacation from our vacation. Altogether I got about 170 pictures. Some are really good, others, not so much.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Four Corners

One of the things we wanted to see is the Four Corners Monument. It was quite different for me this time compared to the last time I'd been here which I think was about thirty years ago. Susan had never been here before.

The flags was cool and I got this frame with most of them.

This was outside the monument. I did a panorama of the Ute reservation. 

This is the marker that denotes where the actual four corners is.

Susan was acting silly here. I thought it was cute.

The shadow and light of the benches was interesting for me.

This is Treasure Falls. It's located on US 160.

We weren't able to get to Great Sand Dunes today. I guess tomorrow morning we'll be visiting that park.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mesa Verde

We went to Mesa Verde National Park today and had a great time.

I seemed to have a little over exposure issues for a few of the 90+ pictures. Still, this had some merit because of the composure.

This is one of the canyons.

 Cliff Palace

 Close ups of part of Cliff Palace.

Another canyon

Sun Temple

Fire Temple and New Fire House

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Getting ready.

I checked the fluid levels on the car, and the tire pressure, so it would be as ready as I can get it. Some of the food, and most of the clothes I'm taking is in the car too. Susan is still packing.
After months of not using it I started cleaning my SLR this morning. I will say cleaning cloths aren't as effective on cleaning the lens, and filters as blower brushes used to be. Anyway, the camera is ready now.